But there’s totally more to that. It’s more than just a berry with a higher percentage of antioxidants and dietary fibre.
1. Only about 15% of the acai fruit is edible.
Unlike blueberries or any other berries (which are commonly known to us), acai berry only has a small percentage of fruit pulp and skin which is edible. The seed itself is huge! So you will need a lot of acai berries to produce sufficient pulp to fill your cup. And it is a laborious process to harvest the fruit from the tree itself. No wonder it is a little more expensive.
And acai berry itself taste a little sourish. To make it more appetizing, you could add in some honey to sweeten it. It makes a world of difference!
I am not too sure how a fruit which is high in fat would make a good weight loss supplement. Perhaps, all Superfoods, to the world, is a weight loss supplement. It is not to say that Acai has zero benefits for those trying to lose weight, but it is wrong to say that Acai helps to reduce kilos magically. Acai is often marketed as a solution to weight loss to help detox and cleanse the body. These claims are not yet proven.
Acai is a rich source of antioxidants and dietary fiber which might boost your health, but that doesn’t equate to weight loss.
4. Acai berry is highly perishable
Thank goodness we are able to process Acai berry fruit pulp so that it has a longer shelf-life. With that, it could be shipped from Brazil to other parts of the world. You can now purchase a pack of frozen Acai berry pulp from Poppy & Co. at all NTUC Finest outlets in Singapore.
Then you would be able to enjoy making Acai berry bowl right at home.